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Magento 1.3: PHP Developer's Guide by Jamie Huskisson

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Backing up Magento's data

It's important to know how to back up our site, to ensure that our installation's data is not lost (if ever things go bad).

It is recommended to back up our Magento installation:

  • Regularly as a base to ensure that there are incremental backups of our system
  • Before installing new modules or themes from Magento Connect
  • When developing modules
  • Before upgrading our system

Backing up the files

We will need to back up all the files relating to the Magento installation, when backing up our system. Two of the ways in which this can be done are given below.

Manually

Manually, we are able to download all the files of the installation to our hard drive. This is the longest method of backing up the files and is the most foolproof method ...

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